Miami Heat Injury Report: Will Jimmy Butler Play Against Boston Celtics Tonight? Find Out

Jimmy Butler of Miami Heat is set to take on the Boston Celtics in a thrilling clash. Get the scoop on his availability, injury reports, and much more!

Updated on Apr 24, 2024  |  05:47 PM IST |  504K
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The Miami Heat, seeded 8th (46-36), will face off against the 1st-seeded Boston Celtics (64-18) in the second game of the NBA Playoffs' First Round this Wednesday.

The Celtics easily triumphed in the opening game, scoring a clear victory with a 114-94 win, exceeding the vast 14.5-point spread. The showdown at TD Garden kicks off at 7:00 pm EST and will be televised on TNT.

Will Jimmy Butler Play Against The Celtics Tonight?

The Heat had to proceed without their star player, Jimmy Butler, in the initial game and his absence is expected in Game 2 as well. Butler's vacancy in the starting lineup was filled by Caleb Martin, resulting in a notable reduction in output.


The Heat only managed to nail 12 out of 37 three-point attempts (32.4%), significantly contributing to their defeat as the Celtics landed 22 three-pointers. Bam Adebayo emerged as the best player for Miami, scoring 24 points and grabbing six rebounds.

For the Heat to stand a chance in this series, they will need Adebayo to consistently deliver commendable performances. This season saw Tyler Herro leading the team in points per game (PPG) at 20.8, along with 5.3 rebounds per game (RPG) and 4.5 assists per game (APG).

However, Herro could only manage to make 4 of 13 attempts in Game 1, ending with just 11 points.


Due to the team's injury situation, rookie Jaime Jaquez Jr. has stepped up, averaging 11.9 PPG this season and scoring 16 points in Game 1. 20-year-old Nikola Jovic, despite being a starter and standing 6'10", tends to be invisible for long periods, maintaining an average of just 7.7 PPG this season.

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Caleb Martin, a valuable contributing player, has been introduced into the starting lineup, averaging 10.0 PPG and providing robust defense on the perimeter. In the playoff game, Delon Wright brought in 17 points from the bench, playing most of the reserve minutes, contrasting Haywood Highsmith who failed to score. 

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Miami Heat Players Stats Against The Celtics 

Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler has averaged 18.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 33 games against the Celtics in his career.

Tyler Herro

Tyler Herro has averaged 15.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 16 games against the Celtics in his career.


Injury Report 

Miami Heat 

Out 

  • Jimmy Butler
  • Terry Rozier
  • Josh Richardson

Boston Celtics 

Questionable 

  • Luke Kornet

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